(Senior) IT Disaster Recovery Manager

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Humanitarian and Crisis Response, Information and Communication Technology, Management and Strategy
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The EIB, the European Union’s bank is seeking to recruit for its Group Corporate Services Directorate – Group Digital Office (GCS-GDO), Platforms & Services Department (P&S), Infrastructure Services Division (IS), Network & Data Centre Unit (NDC) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a (Senior) IT Disaster Recovery Manager *.

This is a full-time position at grade 5/6 for which the EIB offers a permanent contract.

*internal benchmark: (Senior) Officer IT applications

Panel interviews are anticipated for January 2024.


We are seeking a visionary IT Disaster Recovery Manager to architect and uphold a resilient infrastructure for the EIB Group. This is a unique opportunity to design and innovate disaster recovery strategies and plans for critical IT infrastructure systems.

Step into a role where you’re not just responding to crises—you’re anticipating and preventing them. As our IT Disaster Recovery Manager, you’ll shape strategies, and centralize disaster recovery efforts. In the heart of our IT operations, you’ll push forward innovations that will define how we protect and recover our systems and implement frameworks to ensure swift recovery.

Operating Network

You will report to the Head of Network & Data Centres Unit.


  • Design, develop and maintain a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy and ensure the timely recovery of critical IT systems in the event of a disruption or disaster
  • Design disaster recovery solutions, including redundancy protocols, aligned with best practices and compliance standards
  • Serve as a go-to-expert for all disaster recovery-related issues in Platform & Services Department and coordinate responses and resolutions in a timely and effective manner
  • Proactively conduct regular risk assessments and business impact analyses, enhancing our defence mechanism
  • Monitor and analyse IT infrastructure systems to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities and provides expert advice on mitigation measures to minimize the risk of disruptions
  • Educate our teams, sharing best practices in disaster recovery, complete with comprehensive documentation
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and regulations, advocating for continuous advancement of our disaster recovery protocols


  • University degree (minimum an equivalent to a Bachelor) in computer science or related disciplines
  • At least 5 years of experience in delivery of the IT infrastructure services
  • Proven track record in IT infrastructure disaster recovery, with good knowledge of technologies and tools, such as backup software, replication solutions, and virtualization technologies
  • Experience in designing and implementing backup and recovery processes, and redundant systems
  • Broad understanding of IT infrastructure, IT applications, architecture, and orchestration/ monitoring/ automation tools
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver under high-stress situations and effectively lead teams through crisis situations
  • ITIL Certification would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written English and/or French(*) language skills and a good command of the other


Find out more about EIB core competencies here

(*) Unless stated explicitly as a required qualification, a good command of French is not a pre-requisite for hire. As both English and French are however official working languages of the EIB, proficiency in both languages is a pre-requisite for your future career development. Any language clause in your contract must be fulfilled in order for you to be eligible for a promotion (either via the annual appraisal cycle or via an internal selection process). Proficiency is understood to mean the attainment of level 5 of the Inter Institutional language courses, corresponding to B1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). The Bank offers appropriate training support.

We are an equal opportunities employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. We encourage all suitably qualified and eligible candidates to apply regardless of their gender identity/expression, age, racial, ethnic and cultural background, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, disability or neurodiversity.

Applicants with specific needs are encouraged to request reasonable accommodations at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the EIB Recruitment team Jobs@eib.org who will ensure that your request is handled.

By applying for this position, you acknowledge the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of the Information of the EIB Group. In case of selection for the position you agree to comply with all measures (policies, controls, document classification and management) implemented by the EIB Group to prevent unauthorised disclosure of any information or any damage to the EIB Group reputation.

Deadline for applications: 6th December 2023



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